retail businesses

Retail businesses are some of the most difficult sectors to compete in. Learn how others get their products off the shelf.

durban

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

The innovative approach that grew Afrikan Passion Designs – Nombuso Khanyile and Nisbert Kembo’s leather shoe and bag business.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
customer service

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.
insights and advice

How to open a retail store

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
cape town

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

Zandi Tlhapi of Baby Friendly has big ambitions for her baby store – the first homegrown baby store in Khayelitsha. Read about her journey.

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.
fashion businesses

Shoe No. 14

Bathu: Yoco Merchant #26 828

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
cape town

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.
cape town

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Ubuntu Baba: Yoco Merchant #12 119

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.
retail businesses

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

When Jean Botha wanted to grow Ultimate Bike, his shop for bike parts, he turned to Yoco Capital to get funding he needed. Here’s his story.

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.
events

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

We’re excited to introduce the very first Yoco Pop Up Store in Maponya Mall in Soweto. See how we got the store up and running.

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
retail businesses

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

We recently opened the first Yoco store. Here’s how we went about it and what we learned (and are still learning) along the way.

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A barista in an article about increasing tips the Yoco way.

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.

The elevator pitch has left the building

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

The logo of #Escape in Johannesburg. They share their finance lessons in this article.

Finance lessons from #Escape

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail store

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.

Top funding options for small businesses